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GeoConnections FREE webinar on Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic Open Licensing Project

27 Jan 2014 9:22 AM | Lucie Kendell

GeoConnections is pleased to invite you to a webinar on:

Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) Open Licensing Project

 

English Webinar: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – 1:30-3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

French Webinar: Thursday, February 13, 2014 – 1:30-3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Webinar Overview:

 

GeoConnections, a national initiative led by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), recently collaborated with the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) on a project to build awareness on data licensing in Canada: educating data users and providing them with the resources and tools they need to navigate data licensing’s complex legal landscape.

 

Canadian data providers currently use a milieu of locally-developed and often incompatible data licenses. In order to increase international co-operation and license harmonization, CIPPIC has created outreach, education, and partnerships that focus awareness, understanding and support for use of Creative Commons and other international license standards in Canada. Geospatial data users often need to combine data sets that fall under the terms of other data licenses. Unfortunately, this is often problematic. Data licenses do not always permit users to combine different licenses and, to further complicate matters, the many varied and complex clauses in licenses can be very confusing.

 

CIPPIC has developed a Data Compatibility Toolkit, including a detailed report, a user guide, and a web-based tool. The report and easy-to-read guide discuss and explain compatibility amongst existing Canadian data license terms, as well as between Canadian licenses and common international licenses. The web-based tool provides functionality that will allow users to easily determine the compatibility of datasets from different sources. In addition, CIPPIC has also developed a Licensing Risk Assessment Toolkit. The toolkit helps users to analyze and discuss legal risks; the web-based tool will allow users to select a particular license and plainly analyze the legal risks to which they may expose themselves. These resources are freely available via http://clipol.org/.

 

You will learn more about:

  • Samuelson-Glushko Centre for Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC),
  • Open data, open licensing and Creative Commons Canada,
  • Data compatibility,
  • Licensing risk assessment,

§  CLIPol (http://clipol.org/),

§  Upcoming GeoConnections events.

 

Registration:

 

Please go to: http://www.hal.ca/cgdiwebinars to register for this webinar.

 

If you need more information, please contact Jay Tompkins by e-mail at jtompkins@hal.ca, or by telephone at 613-237-2220, ext. 329. Registered participants will receive a follow-up e-mail with information about how to access and participate in the webinar.

 

Webinar Presenters:

 

Session

Presenter

English

Session

February 11, 2014

Cynthia Mitchell, Advisor, CGDI Standards and Operational Policy, GeoConnections, Natural Resources Canada (B.A. Geography, Carleton University), worked at Intermap Technologies before joining Natural Resources Canada in 2001. As Geomatics Advisor to GeoConnections, Cindy works with a range of partners and stakeholders to identify and fill gaps in SDI-related operational policies in an effort to strengthen the interoperability, usability and sustainability of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI).

David Fewer, Director, CIPPIC. David is an intellectual property and technology lawyer, and brings a decade of practice experience to CIPPIC's advocacy on intellectual property and technology files. Prior to joining CIPPIC, Mr. Fewer practiced intellectual property and technology law with national firms in British Columbia and Ontario, and clerked with the Federal Court of Canada. He completed an LL.M. at the University of Toronto, where he wrote on intellectual property policy and the application of the Charter to copyright law. He has taught and written extensively on intellectual property and technology law issues, and is a frequent commentator in the media on such issues.

French

Session

February 13, 2014

Simon Riopel, Advisor, CGDI Standards and Operational Policy, GeoConnections, Natural Resources Canada (B.Sc. and M.Sc. Earth Sciences - Remote Sensing/GIS, University of Ottawa), has been working in the Geomatics field for the last 17 years in public and private organizations. As Geomatics Advisor with GeoConnections, Simon works with stakeholders to identify and fill gaps in SDI-related operational policies in an effort to strengthen the interoperability, usability and sustainability of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI).

David Fewer, Director, CIPPIC. David is an intellectual property and technology lawyer, and brings a decade of practice experience to CIPPIC's advocacy on intellectual property and technology files. Prior to joining CIPPIC, Mr. Fewer practiced intellectual property and technology law with national firms in British Columbia and Ontario, and clerked with the Federal Court of Canada. He completed an LL.M. at the University of Toronto, where he wrote on intellectual property policy and the application of the Charter to copyright law. He has taught and written extensively on intellectual property and technology law issues, and is a frequent commentator in the media on such issues.

 

Webinar Agenda:

 

Time

Topic

13:30

Welcome and Introduction

·         Webinar objectives; speaker introduction

·         GeoConnections and the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI)

13:40

Presentation:Open Licensing Project

·         Samuelson-Glushko Centre for Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)

·         Open data, open licensing and Creative Commons Canada

·         Data compatibility

·         Licensing risk assessment

·         CLIPol (http://clipol.org/)

·         Upcoming GeoConnections events

14:40

Question and Answer Session

14:55

Webinar Summary and Conclusions

 


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